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Cong questions Centre over appointment of joint secys from private sector

Congress asked if it is fine to "sideline the Constitution" in the garb of inducting new talent

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
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The Friday hit out at the BJP-led NDA government over its reported appointment of from the private sector without reservation and asked if it is fine to "sideline the Constitution" in the garb of inducting new talent.

cited a media report which claimed that while inducting talent from the private sector at joint secretary level in April this year, the (DoPT) adopted a procedure which did not require it to provide for quota to SC, ST and OBC candidates.

"The SC/ST/BC/OBC reservation done away with in appointment of 40 per cent It is right to induct new talent in administration. But, in its garb, is it fine to sideline the Constitution?" he tweeted.

"First, the same 'single post cadre' argument was used to end reservation for SC/ST/BC/OBCs in universities," Surjewala claimed, adding it was taken back due to general elections and nationwide protests.

"If this parameter was wrong then, how can it be right in the appointment of joint secretaries," Surjewala asked in another tweet.

First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 13:20 IST